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Milan Christmas Day

cmnymail Oct 1, 2006 05:57 PM

I will be in Milan Dec. 25, departing Dec. 26 for Venice, staying near the train station.
1)Any suggestions about dining Christmas night?
2)Do you know what sights might be accessible Christmas Day, if any?
Thank you.

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    badwaiter RE: cmnymail Nov 24, 2006 07:33 AM

    I think you are going to have a hard time on Christmas Day but as for sites, you can at least take a walk to the castle and walk down Via Dante to the Duomo. Right now there's a good open air exhibit of aerial photography of places all over Italy along Via Dante. In Italy, the 26 is also a holiday, FYI.

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      cmnymail RE: cmnymail Dec 3, 2006 02:03 PM

      Thank you so much. I learned from their website that
      Joia is closed all of Christmas Week as is Crecco-Peck.
      I'm looking for a very good restaurant (celebrating a birthday with my entire family arriving in Milan that morning).
      The hotel says that most restaurants, even if open, close around 1 p.m. Christmas Day. I will try the 2 restaurants you mentioned. We are staying near the Stazione Centrale and I suspect most things will be closed on our arrival Christmas morning (hoping maybe we could see the Duomo...at least the church should be open!).
      Again, thank you. Charles Merrill

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        rdecolle RE: cmnymail Dec 3, 2006 08:28 PM

        Try to book at Savini, in the Gallery, or Aimo e Nadia, near Central Railway Station.
        Many things to see, The main church, Duomo, the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, with the Leonardo da Vinci "Last supper" ( needs booking in advance, as soon as you can.
        The place of "La Scala", the gallery Vittorio Emanuele, via Montenapoleone ( unfortunately shops are closed, a good luck for your American Express.....)
        good luck, for Christmas, in my city.

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        isolaimage RE: cmnymail Dec 4, 2006 12:53 PM

        I confirm (how did I forget?) Aimo e Nadia is very good but also:
        [very New-Yorkish!
        [near Castello Sforzesco, good for 31st december, after dinner magic walk around the castle]

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          beluck RE: cmnymail Nov 26, 2007 10:04 PM

          Any luck? Where did you end up dining? I am doing the same thing this Christmas, arriving Milan Dec. 25, departing Dec. 26 for Venice, also staying near the train station

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            merylnet RE: cmnymail Dec 26, 2007 05:26 AM

            This response is too late for you, but for others who might be looking for restaurants in Milan which are open on holidays, La Cadrega on Via Fara is open 365 days a year, from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. The food is pretty good - they have homemade pastas etc. - and they are nice to children. You can walk from the stazione centrale. Plus, once again, they are open and will give you food, which is a big plus on holidays here.

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